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fəˈtɒg rə fipho·tog·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. photography, picture takingnoun

    the act of taking and printing photographs

  2. photographynoun

    the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

  3. photographynoun

    the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

Wiktionary

  1. photographynoun

    The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.

  2. photographynoun

    The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Photographynoun

    the science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like

  2. Photographynoun

    the art or process of producing pictures by this action of light

  3. Etymology: [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]

Freebase

  1. Photography

    Photography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result in a photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically developed into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing. Photography has many uses for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, and mass communication.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Photography

    fō-tog′ra-fi, n. the art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces.—n. Phō′tograph, a picture so produced.—v.t. to make a picture of by means of photography.—ns. Phōtog′rapher, Phōtog′raphist.—adj. Phōtograph′ic, -al.—adv. Phōtograph′ically. [Gr. phōs, light, graphein, to draw.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Photography

    Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'photography' in Nouns Frequency: #2811

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of photography in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of photography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of photography in a Sentence

  1. Chris Thomson:

    A lot of drone technology companies got their start in the custom-build film and photography sector, and the New Zealand film industry has a global reputation as leading technology advances in film.

  2. Le Govic:

    Now there are many well known photographers who use the platform, but at the very beginning, there were many people who didn't know so much about photography, and these were the kind of people that I wanted to showcase, but on the other hand, it was also something confusing because there are too many images.

  3. Chris Hondros:

    We looked at photography in similar ways, but what struck me was the youth he exhibited; that despite his accomplishments, he was open, tim wanted to learn from everyone.

  4. Henry Bredemeier:

    Everyone that knew him knew that. He was so talented. His passion was photography and videography and he was amazing at it.

  5. Tomasz Lazar:

    For me when you're doing photography -- whether it's conventional journalism or other types -- you want to share something with people.

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